Monday, 12 December 2011

Happy Christmas!

Opening Hours
The library will continue to be open 24 hours a day until Friday 23 December, when we will close at 12 noon.  We will reopen after the Christmas vacation at 9 a.m. on Tuesday 3rd January.  Details of opening hours at all sites are available here.

You will find links to lists of new books added to the collection below, and details of a few new ebook packages too.  There are also three new journal titles for you to look at.

Happy Christmas!


"Happy Christmas", Christmas card from

Focal Press collection online
An excellent collection of ebooks from Focal Press is now available via Science Direct.  Access the collection to find manuals for Animation (e.g. Maya), Film & Television Production (e.g. Final Cut Pro) and Photography (e.g. Photoshop).  Includes Langford's Basic Photography (Ninth Edition),  The Manual of Photography (Tenth Edition) and  Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers.

Palgrave Media and Culture collection 2011 online
A collection of ebooks from Palgrave, with a particular emphasis on film.  Access the collection here.

Cambridge Collections Online

Electronic versions of the Cambridge Companions series - Literature and Classics; and Religion and Culture.  This includes Cambridge Campanions to...
Walter Benjamin

Access via Library Search

New Books
I have continued to upload lists of new acquisitions to my Google Books account, and posted links on the blog.

New Journals
The following journals are newly available:

C Magazine (Arts & Humanities Full Text) - check out the Autumn 2011 special edition on libraries

√Čtudes Photographiques‎ (Arts & Humanities Full Text - 6 months delay)

Photographies (print and online)

Bridgeman Education: New e-resource
An online resource from the Bridgeman Art Library which provides access to over 370,000 images all copyright cleared for educational use.  Access here:

Library Search upgrade
Library Search now includes 'Quick Search' for articles.  This is a faster search than previously available, but for a more comprehensive search you should continue to use one of the subject scopes.